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Anonymous
August 18, 2005 5:41:54 AM

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Looking for advice....
I want to be able to transfer shows form my Replay 5040 to my
home computer. Don't want to watch them there, just archive them. I
have a wireless setup, using a D-Link DI-624 router. What is the best
way to go? I can get a D-Link DI-524 or a Linksys B router for good
prices. Will these work as bridges (which I think is what I want)? Any
reason NOT to use either of these?
Is there a FAQ or good guide to setting this up somewhere?
Any suggestions you may have are welcome.
Thanks!
Anonymous
August 18, 2005 3:21:31 PM

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I transfer shows from Replay to laptop all the time using a D-link 514
router and either D-link or Netgear wireless card in the laptop. However
my laptop has not the horsepower to serve them back to the Replay (I
have to watch them on the laptop or transfer to a 3rd device to watch)

I plan on fixing that

For streaming "live" I would suggest at least a "G" grade wireless, but
truly wire works best. But for transfer (Download, move or copy)
wireless works just fine. Shows recorded in "Standard" (lowest quality)
transfer at about 2x their speed (that is 1/2 hour per hour)

It is just serving them back that does not work as well, don't ask me
why, but it does not.

Whodat wrote:
> Looking for advice....
> I want to be able to transfer shows form my Replay 5040 to my
> home computer. Don't want to watch them there, just archive them. I
> have a wireless setup, using a D-Link DI-624 router. What is the best
> way to go? I can get a D-Link DI-524 or a Linksys B router for good
> prices. Will these work as bridges (which I think is what I want)? Any
> reason NOT to use either of these?
> Is there a FAQ or good guide to setting this up somewhere?
> Any suggestions you may have are welcome.
> Thanks!

--
John F Davis, in Delightful Detroit. WA8YXM(at)arrl(dot)net
"Nothing adds excitement like something that is none of your business"
Diabetic? http://community.compuserve.com/diabetes
Anonymous
August 18, 2005 4:20:39 PM

Archived from groups: alt.video.ptv.replaytv (More info?)

On Thu, 18 Aug 2005 04:03:22 +0000 (UTC), General Kireiko
<douglas@panix.com> wrote:

>Whodat <Rarely@home.com> wrote:
>: I want to be able to transfer shows form my Replay 5040 to my
>: home computer. Don't want to watch them there, just archive them. I
>: have a wireless setup, using a D-Link DI-624 router. What is the best
>: way to go? I can get a D-Link DI-524 or a Linksys B router for good
>: prices. Will these work as bridges (which I think is what I want)? Any
>: reason NOT to use either of these?
>: Is there a FAQ or good guide to setting this up somewhere?
>: Any suggestions you may have are welcome.
>: Thanks!
>
>1. DVArchive is your friend. And it's free. It will turn your PC into
>a virtual Replay. You'll be able to offload shows to your PC, then stream
>them back. Download it. Install it (Java 1.4.2 ONLY required. 1.5 will
>NOT work.)
>
>2. Wired is best. Less problems.
>
>3. How is your Replay currently connecting to the mothership?
>
>More information is required before we can offer the best recommendation.
>
>
>-Doug

Thanks for the help.
Right now, the Replay is not connected to anything other than
the phone line & TV. It is on a different floor, so stringing cables
is out for the desktop, although I *could* move stuff to the laptop,
THEN send it to the desktop where I have the DVD burner. Hmmm. What is
required with the wired version? Just an ethernet cable between the
two?
I'm running XP on both & I have done Java updates, so I guess
I need to check the version.
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Anonymous
August 18, 2005 4:33:16 PM

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If you use just an ethernet cable between Replay and computer, you'll need
to use a crossover cable. Otherwise, you should use a switch. Then you can
use standard ethernet cables.

Regards,

Margaret

"Whodat" <Rarely@home.com> wrote in message
news:hvu8g1hedtpenb29okg8fg3hobjkn8ehs3@4ax.com...
> On Thu, 18 Aug 2005 04:03:22 +0000 (UTC), General Kireiko
> <douglas@panix.com> wrote:
>
>>Whodat <Rarely@home.com> wrote:
>>: I want to be able to transfer shows form my Replay 5040 to my
>>: home computer. Don't want to watch them there, just archive them. I
>>: have a wireless setup, using a D-Link DI-624 router. What is the best
>>: way to go? I can get a D-Link DI-524 or a Linksys B router for good
>>: prices. Will these work as bridges (which I think is what I want)? Any
>>: reason NOT to use either of these?
>>: Is there a FAQ or good guide to setting this up somewhere?
>>: Any suggestions you may have are welcome.
>>: Thanks!
>>
>>1. DVArchive is your friend. And it's free. It will turn your PC into
>>a virtual Replay. You'll be able to offload shows to your PC, then stream
>>them back. Download it. Install it (Java 1.4.2 ONLY required. 1.5 will
>>NOT work.)
>>
>>2. Wired is best. Less problems.
>>
>>3. How is your Replay currently connecting to the mothership?
>>
>>More information is required before we can offer the best recommendation.
>>
>>
>>-Doug
>
> Thanks for the help.
> Right now, the Replay is not connected to anything other than
> the phone line & TV. It is on a different floor, so stringing cables
> is out for the desktop, although I *could* move stuff to the laptop,
> THEN send it to the desktop where I have the DVD burner. Hmmm. What is
> required with the wired version? Just an ethernet cable between the
> two?
> I'm running XP on both & I have done Java updates, so I guess
> I need to check the version.
Anonymous
August 19, 2005 12:17:29 AM

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On Thu, 18 Aug 2005 12:33:16 -0400, "Margaret Wilson"
<twokatmew@nospam.msn.com> wrote:

>If you use just an ethernet cable between Replay and computer, you'll need
>to use a crossover cable. Otherwise, you should use a switch. Then you can
>use standard ethernet cables.
>
>Regards,
>
>Margaret

Thanks for the help, Margaret. What type of switch are you
talking about?
Anonymous
August 19, 2005 12:17:30 AM

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A network switch. It allows you to plug in multiple computers so they can
communicate with each other.

Regards,

Margaret

"Whodat" <Rarely@home.com> wrote in message
news:n3r9g15naoj0dl5ji8m6157nkik5gnu2rv@4ax.com...
> On Thu, 18 Aug 2005 12:33:16 -0400, "Margaret Wilson"
> <twokatmew@nospam.msn.com> wrote:
>
>>If you use just an ethernet cable between Replay and computer, you'll need
>>to use a crossover cable. Otherwise, you should use a switch. Then you
>>can
>>use standard ethernet cables.
>>
>>Regards,
>>
>>Margaret
>
> Thanks for the help, Margaret. What type of switch are you
> talking about?
>
Anonymous
August 19, 2005 2:34:05 AM

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If your plan is to move stuff to a computer for DVD burning, wireless
works great. However I'm not sure about having the Replay dial up for
updates and network for other stuff... Other folks will have to tell you
about that suggestion... I don't do that

Whodat wrote:
> On Thu, 18 Aug 2005 04:03:22 +0000 (UTC), General Kireiko
> <douglas@panix.com> wrote:
>
>
>>Whodat <Rarely@home.com> wrote:
>>: I want to be able to transfer shows form my Replay 5040 to my
>>: home computer. Don't want to watch them there, just archive them. I
>>: have a wireless setup, using a D-Link DI-624 router. What is the best
>>: way to go? I can get a D-Link DI-524 or a Linksys B router for good
>>: prices. Will these work as bridges (which I think is what I want)? Any
>>: reason NOT to use either of these?
>>: Is there a FAQ or good guide to setting this up somewhere?
>>: Any suggestions you may have are welcome.
>>: Thanks!
>>
>>1. DVArchive is your friend. And it's free. It will turn your PC into
>>a virtual Replay. You'll be able to offload shows to your PC, then stream
>>them back. Download it. Install it (Java 1.4.2 ONLY required. 1.5 will
>>NOT work.)
>>
>>2. Wired is best. Less problems.
>>
>>3. How is your Replay currently connecting to the mothership?
>>
>>More information is required before we can offer the best recommendation.
>>
>>
>>-Doug
>
>
> Thanks for the help.
> Right now, the Replay is not connected to anything other than
> the phone line & TV. It is on a different floor, so stringing cables
> is out for the desktop, although I *could* move stuff to the laptop,
> THEN send it to the desktop where I have the DVD burner. Hmmm. What is
> required with the wired version? Just an ethernet cable between the
> two?
> I'm running XP on both & I have done Java updates, so I guess
> I need to check the version.

--
John F Davis, in Delightful Detroit. WA8YXM(at)arrl(dot)net
"Nothing adds excitement like something that is none of your business"
Diabetic? http://community.compuserve.com/diabetes
Anonymous
August 19, 2005 3:09:31 AM

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I am in the same situation.
I am using a DL 800 and 810.
I am running the repeater in AP mode with a unique SSID that only the
upstairs replay connects to via the bridge.
I tried bridging straight to the router, but my cable modem has so much
inbound garbage that it is filtering that it would not work. Also I have
some B devices that connect to it that was bringing the speed down. Now the
bridge and AP connect in super-G mode with their own ssid. Also I had to
place a separate switch downstairs that plugs into the AP, replay number two
and on up to the router. All works great!

Cannot use the repeater in "repeater mode" though.

All other wireless device connect directly to the DI-624. (2 notebooks and a
couple of cameras.)

CW
"Whodat" <Rarely@home.com> wrote in message
news:hvu8g1hedtpenb29okg8fg3hobjkn8ehs3@4ax.com...
> On Thu, 18 Aug 2005 04:03:22 +0000 (UTC), General Kireiko
> <douglas@panix.com> wrote:
>
>>Whodat <Rarely@home.com> wrote:
>>: I want to be able to transfer shows form my Replay 5040 to my
>>: home computer. Don't want to watch them there, just archive them. I
>>: have a wireless setup, using a D-Link DI-624 router. What is the best
>>: way to go? I can get a D-Link DI-524 or a Linksys B router for good
>>: prices. Will these work as bridges (which I think is what I want)? Any
>>: reason NOT to use either of these?
>>: Is there a FAQ or good guide to setting this up somewhere?
>>: Any suggestions you may have are welcome.
>>: Thanks!
>>
>>1. DVArchive is your friend. And it's free. It will turn your PC into
>>a virtual Replay. You'll be able to offload shows to your PC, then stream
>>them back. Download it. Install it (Java 1.4.2 ONLY required. 1.5 will
>>NOT work.)
>>
>>2. Wired is best. Less problems.
>>
>>3. How is your Replay currently connecting to the mothership?
>>
>>More information is required before we can offer the best recommendation.
>>
>>
>>-Doug
>
> Thanks for the help.
> Right now, the Replay is not connected to anything other than
> the phone line & TV. It is on a different floor, so stringing cables
> is out for the desktop, although I *could* move stuff to the laptop,
> THEN send it to the desktop where I have the DVD burner. Hmmm. What is
> required with the wired version? Just an ethernet cable between the
> two?
> I'm running XP on both & I have done Java updates, so I guess
> I need to check the version.
Anonymous
August 19, 2005 4:42:37 AM

Archived from groups: alt.video.ptv.replaytv (More info?)

On Thu, 18 Aug 2005 23:37:30 +0000 (UTC), General Kireiko
<douglas@panix.com> wrote:

>John in Detroit <Blanked@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>: If your plan is to move stuff to a computer for DVD burning, wireless
>: works great. However I'm not sure about having the Replay dial up for
>: updates and network for other stuff... Other folks will have to tell you
>: about that suggestion... I don't do that
>
>I have a LAN. No broadband access. My Replays use the phone for updates.
>I can download my shows to my PC. It's easy to set up. The key is NOT
>to do anything with the Replay. Just let it be.
>
>Actually, I origianlly had my RTV connected to my PC directly via
>crossover cable. All I had to do was configure my PC's netowrk adapter to
>communicate on the RTV Native netowrk, and I was good to go.
>
>If you need me to elaborate, ask.
>
>
>-Doug

Please. ;-)
I have a wireless network already. What will I have to change?
Will this require any changes to the wireless setup? I am thinking
that I will use the laptop, get a $8 cable, and move stuff that way.
The Replay stays connected to the phone for updates.
Any sort of a "How To" would be great!
Anonymous
August 19, 2005 7:28:22 PM

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General Kireiko wrote:

> I have a LAN. No broadband access. My Replays use the phone for updates.
> I can download my shows to my PC. It's easy to set up. The key is NOT
> to do anything with the Replay. Just let it be.


True with Replays, He has a Showstopper, no Lan port, Just a modem
--
John F Davis, in Delightful Detroit. WA8YXM(at)arrl(dot)net
"Nothing adds excitement like something that is none of your business"
Diabetic? http://community.compuserve.com/diabetes
Anonymous
August 19, 2005 7:58:02 PM

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On Fri, 19 Aug 2005 15:28:22 GMT, John in Detroit
<Blanked@sbcglobal.net> wrote:

>
>
>General Kireiko wrote:
>
>> I have a LAN. No broadband access. My Replays use the phone for updates.
>> I can download my shows to my PC. It's easy to set up. The key is NOT
>> to do anything with the Replay. Just let it be.
>
>
>True with Replays, He has a Showstopper, no Lan port, Just a modem

?
A different thread, maybe? I have a Replay 5040.
Anonymous
August 22, 2005 6:22:45 AM

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On Sun, 21 Aug 2005 19:54:25 +0000 (UTC), General Kireiko
<douglas@panix.com> wrote:

>Whodat <Rarely@home.com> wrote:
>: Please. ;-)
>: I have a wireless network already. What will I have to change?
>: Will this require any changes to the wireless setup? I am thinking
>: that I will use the laptop, get a $8 cable, and move stuff that way.
>: The Replay stays connected to the phone for updates.
>: Any sort of a "How To" would be great!
>
>The "HOW TO" will depend on what you have.
>
>I assume you have a wireless router, which is part of your Wireless LAN.
>You have broadband access, but don't have the Replays hooked into your
>network. You want to put sows from the RTV onto your laptop. I assume your
>laptop has TWO NIC cards - one wired, and the other wireless, and you are
>only using the wireless.
>
>Here is what you need to do.
>
>1. Get a cross-over Cat5e cable.
>
>2. Plug one end into the Ethernet port on the RTV.
>
>3. Fire up your Laptop.
>
>4. Change the IP address of your laptop's WIRED ETHERNET PORT (not the
>wireless). Make it (192.168.0.2). Make the Subnet Mask (255.255.255.0).
>Don't worry about anything else. Reboot your Laptop if required.
>
>5. Install DVArchive (You need Java 1.4.2 - later versions don't work.)
>
>6. Plug the other end of the cross-over cable into the laptop.
>
>7. Fire up DVArchive. (You need to use the command propmt - see the
>readme files that come with DVArchive)
>
>8. DVArchive should AUTOMATICALLY find your Replay.
>
>9. You can download shows and such - but be sure that the the paths that
>are specified in DVArchive already exist, or it'll bomb.
>
>10. Making DVDs of your shows is saved for another lesson.
>
>
>When DVArchive is running, your ReplayTV will "See" DVArchive as another
>Replay on the network. You will be able to stream shows you have on your PC
>back to your Replay.
>
>There are othe rpossibilities, like hooking your Replays into your Wireless
>Router, but that MAY require more tweaking.
>
>-Doug

Thank you , Doug. I'm on it.
Anonymous
August 30, 2005 2:25:54 AM

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On Sun, 21 Aug 2005 19:58:44 +0000 (UTC), General Kireiko
<douglas@panix.com> wrote:

>General Kireiko <douglas@panix.com> wrote:
>: 4. Change the IP address of your laptop's WIRED ETHERNET PORT (not the
>: wireless). Make it (192.168.0.2). Make the Subnet Mask (255.255.255.0).
>: Don't worry about anything else. Reboot your Laptop if required.
>
>I should point out that this COULD be bad if your wireless router is
>on 192.168.0.X. I don't know enough about your setup.
>
>You need to see what works for you.

It took a while to get to, but...
Thanks for all the help. I was able to get into the RTV & move
shows. When I pulg in the ethernet cable & change the IP of the LAN
card, however, the wireless connection dies.
The Router is set to 192.168.0.1. The laptop finds the router
automatically. The LAN is now 0.3, and the RTV 0.4. Can I somehow use
both the LAN & the wireless?
!